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health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the botched healthcare website. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with who sebelius says is to blame for the debacle. >> reporter: the cabinet second in charge of the troubled healthcare website apologized to americans this morning. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius took responsibility for the problems with healthcare.gov, but blamed some of the failures on contractors. >> it is the verizon server that failed not healthcare.gov. >> reporter: but republicans are not satisfied. >> healthcare.gov was down last night at 5:00 p.m. it was also down on monday and it crashed last weekend. and even this morning when we attempted to view the site before the hearing, we were hit with an error message. >> reporter: gop lawmakers also grilled kathleen sebelius about why more than 2 million people are getting cancellation notices for their current health insurance even though president obama repeatedly said if you like your insu
for the future. but, it may have to go down at other times, too. good evening. obama care's healthcare.gov is back on-line. but fixing the political fall out will prove to be a more challenging task. >> reporter: it is the web site that, instead of providing health care for millions of americans, provided more political fights. >> they are trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. >> reporter: the government tech team continues to fix problems with healthcare.gov the web site say lightning rod against the plan itself. >> there are so many destroyers in the house, in the public, in the private health care sector that just want to destroy. >> reporter: our kpix political insiders agree. >> every glitch that is going to happen with it will be seized on to the republicans and they will say your health care plan stinks. >> reporter: another glitch many of the providers plans no longer hold up. he said you can keep it. >> he was not telling the truth. >> reporter: 48 million americans do not have insurance. by 2014 everyone has to have it or face a pen
. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for the website is for. go to the website and you can get a better deal. >> it to healthcare. it's not a rollout of something else. >> keep in mind, we have medicare, which rules the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model. you would be using a program that al
the trouble-plagued healthcare website. as cbs news' susan mcginnis reports, a top white house official faces some tough questions. >>> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improv
hill today about the failed healthcare website. this time health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was in the hot seat taking full responsibility s. >> although was in charge as it was being built? >> -- was in charge -- >> at that team who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. >> thank you, i yield back. >> sebelius also blamed the private contractors who built that site. she promises the site will be fixed by the end of november. in boston, the president defended the highly criticized rollout pointing to the slow start in massachusetts when that commonwealth reformed its healthcare in 2006. >> and today, there is nearly universal coverage in massachusetts! and the vast majority of its citizens are happy with their coverage. [ applause ] >> the president also stood by his promise that if you like your health coverage you can keep it. he said americans are only losing coverage because in
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do people calling this business in hopes of getting healthcare? we'll explain. >> nothing spooky now but a little chilly outside. what will it be for the rest of your day? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and they finally activated the metering lights over at the bay bridge so that means a big traffic jam. we'll show you more coming up. >>> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, october 31. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. >>> and we got some developing news at this hour. 6.6 earthquake hit eastern taiwan. the usgs says the quake hit in a remote mountainous area. it was strong enough though for buildings in the capital of taipei to sway. no reports though of serious damage or injuries yet. weaver monitoring the news feeds out of -- we are monitoring the news feeds out of taiwan and we'll bring you the latest information as it comes in. >>> a number of people are recovering from dog bites after two dogs bit them a little before 9:00 last night at a trail in antioch. a man was walking his two dogs when two other dogs attacked them. three ne
the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website for a grueling 3 1/2 hours. she said the system is getting better, but the gop wasn't buying it. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was a 3 1/2-hour spectacle with several references to "the wizard of oz" with kathleen sebelius being from kansas. so many wanted to get their questions in that they each got two minutes each in a rapidfire fashion in order to get all the questions out. meanwhile throughout kathleen sebelius's testimony, the healthcare.gov website was down. kathleen sebelius is promising to fix the government's troubled health care website. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. >> one month after the launch americans still can't navigate healthcare.gov. >> it's been down during the whole time you i've been testifying. >> during the hearing, michigan's representative mike rogers questioned sebelius about the website. a medicare official wrote from a security perspective, the aspects of the system that were not tested due to the ongoing d
is responsible for the problems plaguing the nation's new healthcare website. she was questioned yesterday by a congressional committee. >> who was in charge as it was -- >> was in charge up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder is the -- >> michelle snyder is the one for this debacle. >> excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the did he backable. i'm responsible. >> sebelius apologized to the american people for the problems with the rollout and promised things will be fixed by the end of november. president obama is taking his share of the blame. >> there's no denying it, right now the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck, and i am not happy about it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> the president spoke yesterday in boston where he assured people the healthcare reform program will live up to its promises. he said massachusetts healthcare reform program also had glitches when it began in 2006 and those problems were solved. >>> 4:42. if
is on the way to fix the federal government's healthcare website. michael dickerson a google engineer has been recruited to address numerous problems plaguing healthcare.gov. software companies oracle and red hat will also take part in the effort. >>> newly released documents show only 6 people successfully enrolled through healthcare.gov in its first day of operation. only 248 had enrolled by the end of the second day. these figures don't include those who enrolled on various state websites. the documents are based on meetings at an obama administration war room obtained by congressman darrell issa, a republican from southern california. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. but wait until you see what christin ayers discovered happens to those free donations. it's a story you will only see right here on kpix 5. >>> reporter: watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland, blood gets separated into products,
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stamps benefits are being cut significantly. >> cbs news obtained early enrollment figures for healthcare.gov. i'm susan mcginnis in washington. coming up, numbers the government has so far refused to reveal. >> enjoy it, today could be the warmest day of the week but big changes coming for the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a construction worker fatally hit near the freeway early this morning. our backups on 680 going from bad to worse. let's get out to kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran. she has the latest on the investigation live from milpitas. good morning, cate. >> reporter: liz, i just got some new information from chp moments ago. they say that the two victims in this crash worked for statewide traffic safety and signs out of fairfield. meanwhile, the commute is kind of getting backed up right here. we are going to give you a look right now. it could be quite some time before the roads open up around northbound 680. you see the backup there. now we are learning this is an active dui investigation! let's take a look at some video we have from earlier. here's what happe
. the workers must pay into their pensions and monthly healthcare contributions as well. the zachary mallett thinks bart gave in it too easily. >> we betrayed the public. the public adamantly, a super majority stood behind us. we accepted the strike even though the unions are who called it, yet we weren't really to accept it. we sweetened the deal once the strike happened. >> he says he will vote no on the contract. the meeting to vote on the contract should happen in the next few weeks. >>> big changes are in the works for a major east bay shopping center. plans for expansion could push 100 businesses out. broadway plaza and walnut creek is planning to add 300,000 square feet of retail space. the project still has to get the city council's approval next month. the expansion will mean about 100 stores currently in the plaza have to close by the end of january to make room for construction. shoppers say they're ready for the expansion about new s with new -- with new high-end stores. >> the variety of shops that are offered, the outdoor feel. >> neiman marcus, nordstrom, macy's. yes, all of t
griego. time now is 6:01. >>> developing news from capitol hill. a hearing into the healthcare website problems is beginning. among those on the hot seat today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. some house republicans are blaming sebelius for the problems and are calling for her to step down or be fired. >> reporter: a san jose man went on a gold mining trip and never came home. now the search is on in some very wild areas of nevada as they look for clues. >> reporter: and i'm cate caugiran live in santa rosa. california lawmaker wants to reintroduce a bill that could change the way toy guns look, this in light of 13-year-old andy lopez's death. he was shot by a deputy after the deputy thought he was carrying a rifle. >> reporter: and checking conditions right now, down the eastshore freeway, our delays continue to grow. westbound 80 approaching ashby that accident has been cleared now to the right-hand shoulder. the flares are all picked up. but we are seeing delays it looks like as far back as carlson where you see that 22- mile-per-hour sensor and once you get p
figures for enrollment at healthcare.gov numbers the government refused to reveal. i'm susan mcginnis, a report coming up. >> we'll have a live report from the scene of a fatal accident after the break. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,, all across america, people are using lysol in hundreds of ways. what's christine's story? i started using lysol disinfectant spray, gosh, as long as i can remember. i use lysol on soft surfaces because you can't put your couch in the washing machine. i think that lysol disinfectant spray compares to other products in that it actually kills the germs. which helps keep my family healthy. it's tried and true. i mean all you have to do is just spray. it does the job for you. lysol - hundreds of ways to help protect your family. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. before you invest in a mattress, discover the bed clinically proven to improve sleep quality. the sleep number bed. once you experience it, there's no going back. right now c4 queen mattress sets are just $1299 our lowest price ever! plus special financing until 2015. only at
. for the first time workers must pay into their pensions and their monthly healthcare contributions about will go up as well. a board member believes bart gave in too easily. >> we betrayed the public. the public adamantly, a super majority stood behind us. we accepted the strike even though the unions are who called it, yet we weren't ready to accept it. we sweetened the deal once the strike happened. >> mallett says he will vote know. the meeting to vote on the contract will happen in the next couple of weeks. >>> crews will begin bringing down the eastern span of the bay bridge this week. it's going to take a few years. the bridge needs to be taken apart in the reverse order it was built back in the 1930s. they will take it apart piece by piece. >> people have asked, why not just blow it up? and so in addition to the environmental regulations that would prohibit us just dropping the bridge into the bay, we also have the new east span carrying live traffic and just for public safety reasons you can't. >> the price tag for taking down the old bridge is expected to be about 240 humidity. >>> happ
of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of human health and services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obama care. >> in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blames contractors for the building of the website. she says, unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the -- >> but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> marilyn tavenner, the head of the cms, says it has improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> but the troubled website is just one problem with the new health care law. >> the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> republicans have seized on a cbs
enrollment figures and they do show healthcare.gov got off to a very slow start. the troubled healthcare.gov website hits its one-month anniversary today, but no one in the white house is celebrating. newly obtained documents from cms, the agency running the site, revealed major problems from the start. through the first two days, only 248 people had signed up for insurance. the notes also tell why, including high capacity on the website, direct enrollment not working. >> while the website -- >> republican this week grilled the head of cms to find out what the current totals are. she wouldn't share, even though the documents show the government has access to them. >> no numbers of who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> they're telling more than 3 million americans they will soon lose their current policies because they don't meet new government requirements like maternity care and emergency visits. >> in many cases the reason individuals do not keep their insurance coverage is because the insurance company has decided to phase out their p
with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> schieffer: war back with the former head of the national security agency and the cia, general michael haykden, do you spy on anla merkel. >> i can't comment on any leadership. the intentions were very high intelligence priorities for the life of the national security agency. it's nothing special it certainly nothing new. >> schieffer: could it be possible that the president didn't know about it if we were listening in on her cell phone? >> i think the president's statement at face value. i can imagine circumstances where he wouldn't. it's impossible for me to imagine that the nsc, the administration, the white house didn't know. and the fact that they didn't rush in to tell the president this was going on points out what i think is a fund menth
white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the website repeatedly crashed in first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the health care law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable. we own that. that's on him. we have to fix it. we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> reporter: the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month, republicans are skeptical. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour on an expressway. >> reporter: even democrats want healthcare.gov to be taken down for repairs. >> i said they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they now know enough to understand how it impacts them, that's up 8% in the last month. two more hearing
includes a more than 15% wage increase. workers will also have to pay more for healthcare and start paying into their pensions. if the deal is ratified, the bart board of directors still has to approve it before it's official. >>> still ahead an embarrassment for "covered california." coming up in consumerwatch, why some people who have already signed up will have to choose another carrier. >> how this bay area street sculpture lets you hear a whisper from 50 feet away. >> roberta gonzales with -- [ inaudible ] >> in san jose for friday night live with mobile weather as the news continues on kpix 5. ,, ,,,, female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪
to push back the deadline. many republicans are also frustrated with the launch of healthcare.gov. darrell isa of the reform committee says he may issue subpoenas to the health and human services department. >> so that we can, on half of the american people straighten out as much as can be straightened out, which is above the water, the 90% below the water like an iceberg, the other problems in obama care. >> reporter: contractors pointed to last-minute design changes for the glitches. on wednesday, hhs secretary kathleen is a deal use is scheduled to testify before lawmakers about the problems and when she knew about them. co. many for cbs news. >>> so far the obama administration has not revealed how many people have signed up for insurance under that new law. >>> 4:44 right now. another check on weather. it was windy. you showed us that amazing video of what the winds did. the winds are starting to calm down. . freezing along the coast. half-moon bay. winds anywhere from 15 to 20 miles per hour. take a check of the north bay, winds calmer out there in some spots, under 10 miles per hou
points. the traders could push the dow to yet another new high. >>> box roll out of the new healthcare webbiest is still drawing fire from all sides. today an apology from the administration. >> the website has not worked as well as it should. >> medicare chief marillyn tavemner answered questions and while acknowledging problems she says improvements are happening daily. lawmakers are not appeased. >> you and your staff made repeated claims to the public and congress that everything would be ready on time. everything was a go. none of that proved to be true. >> we cannot solve a problem until we realize the full extent. >> glitches have republicans and even democrats pushing for delays in enforcement of the law. tomorrow the secretary of health and human services will testify before the house energy and commerce committee in the face of calls by some for her to resign. >>> the president is doing damage control on another front as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the countr
of healthcare.gov. you deserve better. i apologize. >> secretary sebelius faces a grilling on capitol hill. >> house republicans have been calling for her head over the botched obama care roll out. >> i hope what we hear from se sebelius is resignation. >> the nsa keith alexander says the u.s. has never gathered phone and e-mail you records of citizens in france and spain. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. >> wall street stocks at an all time high. >> storm led to a series of deadly crash on an arizona highway. >> i jumped out and took off running down the road. >> nine hours to catch a black bear. >> a young boy jumped up on stage. a security guard bribed him with candy. >> a baby moved to tears by her mother's voice. >> all that. >> lakers go onto win by 13. >> the cardinals flight from st. louis was delayed more than seven hours for tonight's world series. >> and all that matters. >> 2013 walter a ward. >> journalism is not about scratching the surface. it is about going beneath the surface and finding the truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >
to get off the ground. with healthcare.gov unusable by most administrative officials pointed to efforts in the state and call it success. >> they are eager to enroll folks and that is going smoothly. >> reporter: people in some of the states may disagree with how smoothly it is going. one thing sure the federal tax dollars are pouring in. a cbs news analysis shows the 15 states opted to set up exchanges are spending more than $1.1 billion to launch and implement the websites. california has dedicated $359 million while new york is spending $161 million. in kentucky it is $100 million and in oregon the price tag is $50 million. the president has pointed to oregon which has enrolled 56,000 people in medicaid to argue things are working. >> that is 56,000 more americans who now have health care. that doesn't depend on a website. >> reporter: it is a good thing because oregon's website doesn't work. the new medicaid enrollments came through the mail. the state website has yet to enroll a single person. clay johnson is a former member of president
reports reveal that on the day healthcare.gov launched october 1st, only six people enrolled. by the end of the second day, that number was up to 248. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. only on 5, wait till you see what we discovered happens to those free donations. >> reporter: amaca watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland. blood gets separated into products, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. it is an expensive process. >> for us to collect the blood, for us to test the blood, and for us to process the blood and distribute it, we incur great fees. >> reporter: the cost has to be passed on and that's why blood is big business. >> it is one very valuable commodity. >> reporter: arthur caplan is an expert on blood. >> think of it as oil. it has to be refined and shipped. >> reporter: the fda regulates the blood supply but what about surprises? >> shortages of blood products, that people gou
on purpose. the government says healthcare.gov will be unavailable from approximately 9:00 p.m. tonight until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow while a tech team works to improve its application and enrollment functions. the pakistani government today accused the u.s. of sabotage, peace talks by killing pack taken taliban leader hakimullah mehsud inÑi a drone strike yesterday in a tribal area near the afghan border. elizabeth palmer joins us now from london. liz oone hand, the pack taken government exprex anger. on the other, people inside the government glad to see mehsud go. so which is it? >> reporter: well, it's a bit of both. pakistani government officials truly don't like the fact of drone strikes. they see it as an infringement of territorialñr sovereignty and the pakistani public agrees. on the other hand, they were very glad it see the end of mehsud. he was young, he was aggressive and smart and most of the operation he's planned were against pakistanis, very disruptive to the government.çó although, let's not forget he also had the smart to, security officials believe, be behind the failed bom
is still struggling to fix the new healthcare web site and explain how new insurance programs work. with the vast majority of americans who already receive coverage through their employers are starting to make enrollment choices for next year, and some are seeing big changes. we're joined now by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. always good to see you. let's talk about the big companies first. what hangs are we seeing? >>. >> we're seeing higher premiums, not great news. we're also seeing increased costs and out of pocket expenses are going to start creeping in here. so as a result this is going to be a more expensive environment. many companies are starting to introduce something called a high deductible plan. and it's paired with a health savings account. this is kind of the way that people can limit their costs but you really have to be young and healthy to make that work for you. >> jeff: why are they doing these low cost plans, high deductible plans? >> the price of health care is increasing. we foe by about 4% over the next year. it doesn't seem like a lot, but you
for republican fights. >> as the government tech team continues to fix problems with healthcare.gov it is an argument against the plan itself. >> there are so many destroyers in the house, in the public, in the private health care sector that just want to destroy. >> reporter: our kpix-5 political insiders agree. >> every glitch that will happen with it will be seized on by the republicans, oh, your health care plan staeufrpbgs. >> reporter: another plan, the insurance plans do not meet the requirements. >> when you told the american people you could keep the insurance if you wanted to keep it, period, he said it time and time again he was not telling the truth. everyone has to have it or face a penalty. >> it took us two years to get our web site right in massachusetts. >> the governor, patrick, the state had what is called romney care since 2006. >> it has not broken the budget. more businesses offer insurance to their employees than ever before. the benefits take effect on january 1st. and right now that deadline is still march 31st. in the news room, kpix5. >> the cover ca
>> healthcare.gov shutting down everyday for hours at a time. cbs news learns at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. two other workers were wounded. a coach is at the hospital after collapsing sunday night. >> he did not have a heart attack. they're checking on everything. >> faa is investigating two planes. the the impact carried a fire ball. all were able to jump free. >> we were lucky this time. >> morsi is charged today. >> a college student rescued after sending nearly two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards he would be dead right now. >> snowden's request for clemency. the serious fire ball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> that is not cool. >> all that. >> passenger at the airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >> what? >> nfl record. >> all that matters. >> toronto's mayor says he'll ride the storm out after allegations he was caught on video smoking crack. >> i have made mistakes. >> oprah winfrey auctioned off personal belongings over the weekend. >> usually gayle comes by
for time out and insist that is not the only problem. danielle nottingham has this. >> reporter: healthcare.gov is off and fixing problems and the president promised to have it fully operational by the end of the month and she says the issues go much deeper and calling for a time out. >> there are problems let's convene a bipartisan group and say how do we get right? >> we learned david cutler delivered a warning to larry summers three years ago. the memo said i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the ability to carey it out. >> it is frustrating because you want to see it succeed and it doesn't get off on the right foot. >> but there are signs americans are getting accustomed to it. a new poll shows 55% say know enough about it to know how it impacts them, that is up eight% from wednesday, on wednesday he goes to dallas to help them sign up. >> in an unrelated move he urged them to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against them. a critical vote is coming up today, this morning republican senator dean heller of nevada
launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn. they went into damage control even giving names to reports who enrolled. that's how we found phil
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, the employees were employed fake personal information to enter in to healthcare.gov rather than their own and given date that testing would begin. however, on that date the employees were told it was being postponed. when the testing finally took place in late september the testers started trying to create an application, just a couple of pages into the process everything ground to a stop, says one source. it froze, it couldn't go forward. it crashed. a couple of days later testers tried again and had a similar outcome, they were never able to successfully browse plans for cost estimates. it was unequivocally clear from testing this wasn't ready says a source close to the testing. the account is in stark contrast to the testimony yesterday from marilyn tavernner, the head of c.m.s. she testified under oath she had no idea prior to october 1 that the problems were so bad. >> we had tested the website and we were comfortable with its performance. the volume issue and creation of account issues was not anticipated and obviously took us by surprise and did not show up in testing. >> reporter:
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than 15%. workers will also start paying into their pensions and healthcare contributions will go up. the results won't be announced until after the polls close at 11:00. >>> rather harsh reality for about a quarter million people in the bay area. they are going to see cuts coming to their dinner table. today, a food stamp benefit that was included in the 2009 stimulus package expired. that as food costs continue to rise a family of 4 is going to see $40 fewer in federal food assistance. many will rely on local food banks that already see higher need this time of year. >> do i have to tell my 13-year- old, sorry, hold off on that peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we have to make that loaf of bread last? you don't want to tell these kids that. >> things could get worse. the republican-controlled house just passed a bill that would cut benefits by $40 billion over the next 10 years. there is a similar proposal in the democrat-controlled senate. >>> a warning tonight about a common scam that's targeting people in the bay area. we warned you about it before but julie watts on the consume
and healthcare up to a 4% contribution by the end of the four years. and work under new safety rules. bart's board of directors is expected to ratified the agreement or at least to vote on the agreement before the regularly scheduled meeting november 21. reporting live in daly city, don knapp, kpix 5. >> the much smaller afscme union hasn't voted yesterday every yet. one of the two men killed on the tracks belonged to that union. >>> a pleasanton man badly beaten outside his home has awakened from a medically- induced coma. around midnight, on september 20, david lamont went outside to ask teens to quiet down. when he didn't return, his wife went out and found him beaten and unconscious. doctors say his condition is no longer life-threatening but he is still not able to speak. the investigation is on hold until police can question him. >>> the san francisco city gardener charged with fatally running over a woman in holly park has been fired. on september 5, police say thomas burnoski drove his vehicle over christine svanemyr as she lay on the grass with her baby and dog. he is charged wit
and healthcare contributions will go up as well. the board member thinks bart gave in a little too easily. >> we betrayed the public. the public stood behind us. we accepted the strike even though the unions are who called it, yet we weren't ready to really accept it. we sweetened the deal once the strike happened. >> he says he will vote no on the contract. the meeting to vote on the contract should within the next two weeks. >>> the eastern span of the bay bridge will start to come down this week. it will be a lengthy project. the bridge needs to be taken apart in the reverse order it was built back in the 19th 30s. for those hoping to see an implosion, there are several reasons why that is out of the question. >> people have asked why not blow it up? in addition to the environmental regulations that would prohibit us from dropping the bridge in the way, we have the new span carrying live traffic. for public safety reasons you can't. >> it's suspect today take three years to take the span apart at a cost of $240 million. >>> pulling in their first crab of the season. many have bags full of the
for health-care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of that new web site. the chief of medicare will testify at a house hearing tomorrow, and the secretary of health, human services will appear on wednesday. >>> today -- concerned about nsa speaking is in washington to meet with house aids, members of congress. they reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. a newspaper says the nsa listened in on german chancellor angela merkel's phone calls as far back as 2002. there's divide reaction in congress. >> repair work to do. hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives, not just the united states, also france, germany, throughout europe. >> reporter: "the wall street journal" said the eavesdropping ended after a white house review uncovered the operation this past summer. >>> new this morning, a 71-year- old man headed for los angeles is being held in canada. after montrea
incomes spend more of their money on healthcare, and when we look at medical costs, they are up by 3.1% in the past year so the pressure is on the seniors' budget. >> well, a lot of folks wore roy about the solvency of social security, especially those about to dip into it in the next five or ten years. should we worry? >> i don't want anyone to worry. look, social security is not going broke. the trustees who oversee the program say the trust fund, that's the surplus we have, always had lots of workers putting into the system, that the trust fund will be depleted by 2033, but it's not like there's no money after that. at that point, we have incoming tax revenue, which will cover just about three quarters of the benefits scheduled to be paid out through 2087. the only good news here is that there are absolute fixes that we could use to help the system. for example, congress could increase fica taxes. they could also raise the threshold on which current workers pay into social security. they could also reduce the benefits or maybe some combination of all of those things. the bottom li
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